The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Dec. 5, 1872


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THE SCHOONER WILLIAM ELGIN. - The Belleville, Jefferson County, correspondent of the Watertown dispatch writes as follows: "The schooner William Elgin, which went ashore near Armstrong's on Wednesday evening, is still fast in the sand. The deck load of lumber has nearly all been washed ashore and safely piled up out of the reach of the sea. The wheat is in the vessel yet, no effort having been made to get it out on account of the heavy sea that has been running ever since the vessel foundered.

"She is about 40 rods from and in about ten feet of water. The wheat is valued at $9,000, and is fully insured in Canada companies. The vessel is valued at $10,000, and is insured for $6,000 in a Canada company. The owner of the wheat, from Toronto, Ont., was here; also the owner of the lumber from Oswego, together with some of the offices of the insurance companies, on Saturday, and visited the wreck, but were unable to do anything owing to the heavy sea that was running. They left in the afternoon, but will return as soon as the gale is over and the sea runs down. They hope to be able to save the vessel, and will if they can succeed in lighting her soon enough."


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Newspaper
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Date of Original:
Dec. 5, 1872
Local identifier:
GLN.5707
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Dec. 5, 1872